The Fayette Tribune, Oak Hill, W.Va.


June 16, 2014

Wide variety of sports camps planned around region

The Fayette County Youth Soccer Association, along with Black Diamond FC, will host a summer soccer camp on July 7-10 from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. daily at the Oak Hill Soccer Complex next to Oak Hill High School.

The camp will be run by current college coaches and players from around the state with special appearances planned by professional international players.

It is for children at all levels of play (from U6 to U18).

Camp cost is $140.

It will include:

  • Top-rated coaches;
  • Individual player evaluations to take home;
  • Camp T-shirts;
  • Technical and practical skills training;
  • Small sided games; and
  • Camp championship ceremony.

Black Diamond FC is run by acclaimed coach Florin Marton, who has many years of playing and coaching at high levels.

Visit Fayette County Youth Soccer Association on Facebook or Black Diamond FC at for registration information.

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A free football camp for Fayetteville-area midget league and middle school players will be held for several weeks beginning June 16.

The camp will be staged from 3 to 5 p.m. Monday through Thursday each week at Fletcher Arritt Memorial Stadium in Fayetteville. Camp dates will be June 16-19, June 23-26, July 7-10 and July 14-17.

Ages will be 3-5 (flag), 6-8 (junior varsity), 9-11 (varsity) and 12-14 (middle school).

Station drills will be held in the following: ropes, pass catching, pro drill, quarterback/center exchange, agility drill, punting, bag drill, long snap, ball exchange, leadership skills, proper tackling technique (no contact), proper footwork (step and follow through), snap count, proper stance, proper alignment, proper angles and backpedal.

Local players and coaches, in addition to several former standouts from the region, will be on hand to instruct campers.

For more information, call Frank Spangler Jr. at 304-640-3187.

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Coach Dave Barksdale and coach Dan Burd will conduct the Eye of the Tiger Basketball Camp this summer in the gymnasium at Memorial Baptist Church, 1405 S. Kanawha Street, Beckley.

There will be three camps: July 7-11 (Grades 3-5); July 14-18 (Grades 6-7. Girls entering eighth and ninth grades are also eligible for this camp); and July 21-25 (Grades 1-3).

All camps are for boys and girls and will run from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., except the July 21-25 camp, which runs from 9 a.m. to noon.

Brochures with detailed camp information are available by calling Barksdale at 304-763-5885 or Burd at 304-237-4067.

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